The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 57576 had shown up at Yagami High Sport Arena for the match. Peleg Zigdon was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Rui Garcês and Jeanloup Stammbach.A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Curiosity.The following players took the field: Skjæveland - Mužíček, Cavalchi, Habita - Nightingale, Lidorikis, Soon Lee, Novaković, bin Omar - Del Riccio, De Sario.
Grilled started off with a 2-5-3 lineup.Starters: Tian Han - 福泉 (Fuquan) , Filippone - Ping Shun, Shun An, 长春 (Changchun), Lee Hao, Leong Kum - bin Mohd Kassim, 勇航 (Yonghang) , Ying Lee.
After 5 minutes, M. Del Riccio came in from the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to make the score 1 - 0, giving Curiosity the lead.A well placed corner kick from L. Mužíček was followed by F. Habita's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Curiosity, the score now 2 - 0.With 19 minutes played, 田. 勇航 (Yonghang) had a fantastic opportunity to reply but his shot from the middle flew harmlessly wide of the goal.Things were deteriorating for the away team as Curiosity scored another to make it 3 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for D. De Sario after 20 minutes.The visitors got one back when W. Ping Shun finished off a pass from the left and scored after 24 minutes. 3 - 1 was the score.Things were going to get worse for the visitors. D. De Sario squirmed through their central defence after 25 minutes, increasing the lead to 4 - 1.4 - 1 was the halftime score.Curiosity had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, J. Novaković got himself booked. The manager of Curiosity was not happy.Morale on the visitors' bench was greatly improved when their player 凌. 福泉 (Fuquan) reduced the lead to make it 4 - 2 after 67 minutes, following a pass from the right.73 minutes into the game, Grilled's attack got through on the right, but C. Ying Lee couldn't handle the ball and his feeble kick wound up in the keeper's arms.Curiosity's D. Nightingale had an excellent opportunity after 75 minutes, shooting after receiving a pass from the right hand side, but he missed the goal by miles!Curiosity claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.